Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
With the number of uninsured Americans fast approaching 50 million, two American companies, Cinergy Health, Inc. and MedRetreat, have announced plans to launch a combined effort offering North American consumers overseas medical tourism programs. Cinergy Health and MedRetreat have agreed that this new cooperative effort will help the vast majority of uninsured and underinsured Americans receive high quality healthcare abroad at rates that are 50% - 80% less than costs here in the U.S.
Steve Trattner, Chief Marketing Officer of Cinergy Health remarks; "For the past two years Cinergy Health has helped uninsured Americans achieve significant savings on doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care and most other healthcare needs. Even after discounting hospital fees by 30% surgical care continues to be an elusive, though essential need for millions of consumers. MedRetreat has been offering medical tourism services for three years and is best positioned to facilitate hospital care for our members in a safe and affordable way."
The success of this affiliation is imminent. In combination with Cinergy Health's discounted medical plans here in the U.S., MedRetreat can provide quality healthcare facilitation services within their competent network of hospitals and physicians abroad.
"This combined service allows our members to stay in the U.S. for lower cost and routine healthcare services, and travel abroad for higher priced surgeries and other inpatient procedures," adds Daniel Touizer, Chief Executive Officer of Cinergy Health. "Members can travel to Thailand, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina and other countries to receive world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost while enjoying a beautiful vacation at the same time. It's a winning combination for the American healthcare consumer."
"We're excited to have the opportunity to assist Cinergy Health members to receive healthcare abroad," says Patrick Marsek, Managing Director of MedRetreat. "Over the past several months, we have been working with Cinergy Health to prepare their patient advocacy team in understanding our proven medical tourism model. Today they begin assisting members through a seamless process to maximize savings for the full range of care. They've agreed that our experience and expertise is a very safe and viable opportunity for their members to receive quality healthcare at affordable prices outside of the U.S."
Being the first affiliation of this type in the U.S., Cinergy Health and MedRetreat will pave the way for future types of medical savings programs offering healthcare services around the globe in order to reign in skyrocketing healthcare costs.
Cinergy Health, Inc., a licensed discount medical plan organization, is a nationwide provider of non-insurance, healthcare savings programs offering discounted fees for hospitals, physicians, prescription drugs and specialty medical services in the U.S. MedRetreat is the leading American owned and operated medical tourism service agency offering healthcare savings programs in 7 countries around the world through affiliations with state-of-the-art medical facilities and board certified doctors.
For additional information about Cinergy Health, please contact Steven Trattner at 305-792-9996.